Nidirah (Nadirah) an African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana) at Disneys Animal Kingdom

Nidirah (Nadirah)
ID Number:   SSP Number: 546 - 
Species: African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 15 years old
Management:Protected contact
Location:Disneys Animal Kingdom
ArrivalDisneys Animal Kingdom 2005-12-19
Born:* 2005-12-19 captive-born
in Disneys Animal Kingdom
Birth weight (kgs and pounds): 106.00 kgs, 233.20 lbs
Parents: Jack (Jackson) x Donna
Siblings through the father Jack (Jackson):
  1. 1998-04-22 -- † 1998-04-22 (M) stillborn
  2. 1999-09-12(F) Victoria
  3. 2000-09-19(M) Callee
  4. 2004-07-06(F) Kianga
  5. 2007-03-18 -- † 2010-05-12 (M) Scotty
  6. 2008-06-28(M) Tsavo
  7. 2008-07-09(F) Angelina
  8. 2008-07-25(F) Zuri
  9. 2008-10-28 -- † 2008-10-28 () fetal death
  10. 2009-07-06 -- † 2009-07-07 (F) Lil Girl
  11. 2009-08-10(F) Zuri
  12. 2010-02-24 -- † 2010-02-24 () stillborn
  13. 2011-06-03(M) Lucas
  14. 2011-07-20 -- † 2019-03-26 (F) Kalina
  15. 2012-06-28 -- † 2019-03-19 (F) Nyah
  16. 2017-05-31 -- † 2017-08-30 () unknown
  17. 2019-09-02(M) Fitz
Siblings through the mother Donna:
  1. 2010-05-20(F) Luna
  2. 2017-01-00(F) Stella
Nidirah (Nadirah)s pedigree:
P I II III

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Donna

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Document updated2008-12-28: Text, Source
2009-01-30: Birth through AI
2009-03-20: Management, Text
2010-04-29: corrected to natural birth
"By the time Nadirah was born, the other elephants were accustomed to the calves, and they became very tolerant. "She became just this little princess," Lehnhardt says. "They allowed her to walk up to virtually any elephant and suckle. Very unusual, wed never seen that before."
John Lehnhardt

In 2003, the decision was made to move Donna, the sole African elephant in the Rio Grande Zoos six elephant group, to the Disney Animal Kingdoms elephant breeding program. At 21 years old, she gave birth to her first calf, Nadirah, a result of natural breeding with Jackson four months after her arrival. She was the fourth calf to be born at the park - three sired by Jackson and a stillbirth sired by Bulwagi.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Nidirah (Nadirah), an African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana) at Disneys Animal Kingdom in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 26 September 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1527. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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